How to install Firefox 14.0.1 (or any other latest version) on Ubuntu 10.10?

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Just go to the firefox download web page and install it directly.

  • download the archive (firefox-14.0.1.tar.bz2.crdownload)
  • unpack and run it:

    tar xjf firefox-14.0.1.tar.bz2.crdownload
    cd firefox/
    ./firefox
    

    alternatively, double click on the package and when it unpacks, double click on the firefox executable within.

  • you can move the whole firefox directory wherever you want

  • you can create a desktop shortcut, in 10.04 you just need to right-click on the desktop and select "create launcher". Point it to the "firefox" file in the newly unpacked "firefox/" directory.

P.S. As someone suggested, moving to a more recent stable release is a good idea. At least to 11.04. The LTS (long term support) releases get regular security updates and bug fixes.

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  • Constantinos
    Constantinos less than a minute

    Possible Duplicate:
    How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox?

    Here is the deal. My primary OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I like it so far and I don't want to upgrade yet to the latest version.

    But, I also want to install the latest stable version of Firefox which is 14.0.1, as it is my favourite browser. What should I do as there are no more updates for Maverick through the official update manager?

    I also have installed Opera through the latest version repository and whenever there is a new version I can update it. Isn't there something similar for Firefox?

  • Constantinos
    Constantinos almost 10 years
    Thank you for your answer. I did what you said and now I have the v14.0.1 running. Nevertheless, the next time a new version comes out what should I do? Delete the folder which contains the 14.0.1 version and download/extract the latest one? Isn't there a way for this to be done automatically as in Opera?
  • Admin
    Admin almost 10 years
    If you have done as January suggested, this direct version of Firefox is can be updated independently of whatever the repos do or don't. Within Firefox, Alt+H and check for updates.
  • Constantinos
    Constantinos almost 10 years
    OK! But now there is a problem... NO YOUTUBE!!! Or as far as I can tell no plugins??? (PS: how do I make a paragraph, each time i press ENTER it posts the comment)
  • January
    January almost 10 years
    This is ..unexpected. I followed the instructions myself and installed the 14.0.1, run int from a directory, opened a youtube page and it just works (on a 10.04 system). What happens if you do sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer? P.S. comments here can only have one para and a few hundred characters.
  • January
    January almost 10 years
    Nonetheless, consider moving to 11.04. It won't be much different from 10.10.
  • Constantinos
    Constantinos almost 10 years
    Sorry, I deleted previous comment, as the problem persists. I accidentally opened the previous version of Firefox. In which directory did you extract the folder?
  • Constantinos
    Constantinos almost 10 years
    Result of "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer" is "flashplugin-installer is already the newest version". Any suggestions?
  • Constantinos
    Constantinos almost 10 years
    From the link you gave me you can download the 32-bit version. But I have Ubuntu 64-bit and so are the plugins. When I installed Firefox 17-aplha 64-bit, everything worked. But, I don't like alphas that mush, so I'm going to wait for a stable 64-bit version of Firefox. Thanks! I wish there was something like Opera though...